Monday, November 11, 2013

Vintage Scalloped Potatoes



I had to come up with a unique name for my scalloped potatoes to get your attention! And the recipe I am about to share with you is truly vintage!

There are so many recipes out there for these potatoes and they usually involve making a white cheese sauce. Not mine!

This recipe is my own concoction that I made constantly as a single parent when my girls were little. It was during the time when Velveeta was King....in the 1980's. I don't remember what a loaf of Velveeta went for back then but it wasn't the $5.88 I paid recently at Walmart!

 
I had the whole package too....the Tupperware container you could store it in and the cheese slicer that was designed to cut the perfect slice. The slicer has long been lost....or maybe broken from too much use!


For this recipe you will need potatoes, flour, butter or margarine, Velveeta and milk.


The Best The Only Easy Scalloped Potatoes
Time to bake: 1 hour     400 degrees

This is a no measuring, no specific amounts kind of recipe. Depending on the size of your casserole dish and how many you want to serve you will need:

Enough potatoes to fill the dish, peeled and sliced thin (for a 2 qt. casserole I used 4)
Butter or margarine
Flour
Velveeta
Milk
Salt and pepper to taste

Place a layer of sliced potatoes on the bottom of a buttered casserole dish. Top with dots of butter, pieces of Velveeta and sprinkles of flour. Salt and pepper to taste. Keep layering until you fill the dish. Pour milk to about half way up the casserole.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes with a cover on. Take cover off the last 15 minutes.



Let it cool before eating, if at all possible! It is not!


What are you cooking for dinner tonight?

AnnMarie :)

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12 comments :

  1. LOL! My eye caught the "vintage" but you had me at potatoes! :)

    Looks yummy. I am going to need to go to the gym tomorrow as I am gaining weight just looking at food these days!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe with us,
    Jillian

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  2. Yum! I love Velveeta even though it is "cheesy"..I love scalloped potatoes too..we always make them anytime we have leftover ham..def. not low carb but what a way to go!

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  3. This looks so yummy! Great for a special treat! I made Italian White Bean Soup tonight. Got braces last week (at 55) and am on a soft food diet for now. (I think I could make Scalloped Potatoes work:)

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  4. Mmmmm.....I always feel hungry after reading your posts!! :)

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  5. Looks delicious! I love scalloped potatoes!

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  6. This is the way I cook too - I'm always a bit flustered with amounts.

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  7. I haven't had scalloped potatoes in a long time. It looks yummy!

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  8. That sounds so good. I grew up eating Velveeta and can remember using it in tamale pie and Mexican cornbread. Oh, and making dips out of it. We had something we haven't had in years tonight...chicken fried steak with gravy! Oh my! It was delicious on a cold evening! Hugs!

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  9. I haven't had scalloped potatoes in ages - and I LOVE them - and I can definitely remember when Velveeta ruled the day - I used to make a baked macaroni with it - ALL THE TIME !!! Your dish looks delish!
    XOXO

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  10. Easy and tasty. How can you go wrong!

    - The Tablescaper

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